Greg Cronin: The PK Pushdown, Penalty Routes, & When to Pressure

Colorado Eagles head coach Greg Cronin takes immense pride in his responsibilities, primary among which was his dedication to the penalty kill in his four years as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders before moving to Colorado. As a specific special teams’ coach, there aren’t many better feelings than a successful PK or […]

The 7 Deadly Sins of DZone Exits & NZ Entries

Top teams are able to exit their defensive zone and enter/exit the neutral zone with speed and puck control. There are good reasons for their consistent and effective execution in these two zones. If you’re interested in improving your own play in these two zones there are some pitfalls you need to avoid. It is […]

VIDEO | Clips of Winnipeg Jets AC Todd Woodcroft’s Offensive Zone Entries

Something interesting happens about halfway through Todd Woodcroft’s presentation on the habits and tactics the Winnipeg Jets use to generate offense from zone entires. Andrew Copp, a speedy, average-sized left handed forward kicks a puck out right to a teammate in the wide right-wing lane after skating it over the blue line against the Nashville […]

The Regroup | Creating Offense as a Team & as Individual Hockey Players

Whether you’re coaching an individual player in a one on one session or you’re barking orders from the bench, you’re probably looking for the same thing as every other hockey coach out there. Goals. It’s the metric upon which games are won and lost, championships secured, and jobs retained. The thing about goals though is […]

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33 Shots in a Period: Breaking Down Tampa Bay’s Historic Offensive Night

Let me first off thank everyone for such positive feedback from last year working with the Coaches Site. Having the opportunity to speak at the Team Snap Coaches Conference was certainly an informative and enjoyable experience. I look forward to continuing with the site and offering my thoughts on various topics relating to hockey IQ. […]

Video | Shane Toporowski: How Skate Profiles Impact Development

Sharpening skates has turned into a science in the past decade. What hockey coach among us hasn’t wondered if the players falling all over the ice in front of our eyes can’t be blamed on whoever sharpened their skates earlier? Shane Toporowski knows what it’s like to have the local farmer sharpen his skates. Player […]

The Regroup | Accepting the Terrifying Trends in Today’s Defensemen

A beautiful and hilarious scene played out last week as the Carolina Hurricanes travelled to Columbus, Ohio, to open their season against the Blue Jackets. It also happened to be the first game behind the bench (ever) for Carolina’s new head coach Rod Brind’Amour. When a failure in Nationwide Arena’s lights put the puck drop […]

The Coaches Site Regroup Kelvin Cech Ice Hockey Coach Tips and Drills offensive defensemen Golden Knights Minnesota wild Quotes Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Washington Capitals Barry Trotz Getting Better NHL Draft